Adele And M.I.A. Bring Back The Middle Finger!

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At the Super Bowl halftime show, famously enough, M.I.A. flipped the bird and uttered an "expletive," unbeknownst to star Madonna, who later expressed dismay that such a juvenile act disrupted the feeling of love and peace that had taken over the stadium.

This from the woman who said "fuck" a million times on Letterman just to get attention.

But M.I.A.'s finger got in the way of Madge's moment.

And now Adele performed a similar digital stunt at the Brit Awards.

On winning Album of the Year, the singer saw the host come out to whoosh her off since the live show was running overtime.

The audience promptly started booing, and Adele shot up the finger.

And I'm thrilled that this old shtick -- a staple of our culture, and obviously renowned the world over -- has returned to the main stage.

It's quick and cathartic, and vividly expresses the nauseated feelings we're experiencing without having to resort to a whole lot of verbiage.

And like Janet Jackson's breast, it really doesn't harm the young and impressionable. It gives them a rise, a release, and a physical demonstration of how to legally express displeasure.

Besides, these shows generally think nothing of honoring all manner of pedophiles, rapists, bigots, and wife beaters.

Is a big "fuck you" really that out of line?


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latenitebump
latenitebump

see how america buys into all this royalty crap. some lady!

Bindi the jungle GURL
Bindi the jungle GURL

I'm not a moral majority type on this...I believed many were a bit shocked that a relatively lesser known MIA would do something so unscripted(ly) stupid- no one thought it cool or edgy. That said similar actions happen all of the time which gives all of us a place and time to vent our positions.I was shocked seeing Adele give the one finger bird as opposed to the classic UK two finger special. She must have spent too much time in the States lately...

richard
richard

I love that Adele also said "see you next time"geddit?

Ringaleeveo
Ringaleeveo

Embarassed to admit I don't. Can you explain?

Jarjar
Jarjar

And all these parents groups crying foul! Can you imagine the dirty and hypocritical and awful shit they let their kids witness in terms of their own behavior?

Jarjar
Jarjar

Exactly! You can give an award to Chris brown but you're supposed to be upset that someone gave a finger??

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